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post #61 of 130 Old 03-14-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Alright guys the lift is going on today in a couple of hours, I have all the parts packed into the Jeep now so once I drop the kids off at the babysitter I'll head to my buddys shop to start the install . So expect a review of how it does on the road tonight, Sunday I will be testing it out at a local OHV Area so I can give a Review of how it is offroad then after a few months I will evaluate again


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Well the lift is finally on guys , sofar here is my only gripe that I have. All of the u bolts were the same size. So you have to hammer 2 on the front on then squeeze the hell out of them to get them onto the ubolt plate As far as ride quality is concerned it actually rides better then stock almost TJ like. The spring rate is really nice. It ride just as nice as my XJ with Re springs and bilstein shocks. It's soft and smooth on the road, over rough bumpy roads roads it's smooth and not that rough for a leaf sprung vehicle. I will give a offroad review on Sunday.

It took is about 4 hours mainly because we were bull****ting with my buddy's coworkers and killed a bottle of crown if we stuck to working it would have taken 2 hours lol.
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Here are some pictures of it in the light, I did measure from ground to bottom of the tub and got 6.25" of lift after taking in consideration the height difference of 235/75/15 to 33's once it settles we will see how tall it will actually sit. I am really anxious to see how it performs tomorrow offroad.




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Here are some pictures of it in the light, I did measure from ground to bottom of the tub and got 6.25" of lift after taking in consideration the height difference of 235/75/15 to 33's once it settles we will see how tall it will actually sit. I am really anxious to see how it performs tomorrow offroad.


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looks tall. I look forward to your ongoing review.

i'm going to do something similar I think. just ordered up my zone 4". gonna see how that works out

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looks tall. I look forward to your ongoing review. i'm going to do something similar I think. just ordered up my zone 4". gonna see how that works out
It's gonna be tall for a month or two until the springs settle in. That's common with all lifts that are new.

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Ok guys, I took it out today the suspension performed flawlessly, Off Road it rode very nice Just as nice as my 95, It flexed well also. Now only if my distributer bolt didnt loosen and throw off my timing. I would have ran some more trails but w/o a timing gun on the trail to fix my timing I was miss firing while underload. I also found my transmission stabilizer stud was broken so the tranny started to bounce around


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Here are some pics, and videos from yesterday. Nextime I wont take my son so I can really test it out on harder lines and trails for some reason he was freaking out all day and he usually doesn't freak out while wheeling. I did not get it to fully flex out the bowl that you can usually flex everything out it was filled in by BLM this winter while they were on the trail drilling for core samples


















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I know my RC's can flex a bit, but they ride like I'm on bricks. If they ride close to a stock TJ, I'm all in for these springs. Btw, damn nice rig.

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I know my RC's can flex a bit, but they ride like I'm on bricks. If they ride close to a stock TJ, I'm all in for these springs. Btw, damn nice rig.
It rides damn good Jeepin08 rode in it yesterday after his WK's 4wd motor stopped working he commented how smooth it was. This kit rides very nice its not stiff at all ! I woke up in no pain feeling great after a day of wheeling.

RC got their **** together for this kit. It rides Just as nice as my 95 did with ALCANS ! The RE on my 95 rode a little bit stiffer. you know it rides good if someone with a Grand cherokee with IFS compliments how smooth it is !

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How is it doing a few days out?

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How is it doing a few days out?
Still rides great, I had to re torque a few bolts but you need to do that on all new lifts after a few hundred miles anyway so it's nothing major I have about 350 miles on of so far. No creaking or anything. I'm still happy with the purchase. But I have to get other issues on the YJ straitened out and throw it on some harder lines and trails that I avoided during the shakedown run. Cause my son was with me and I was having ignition/ fueling issues ( distributer and carb need replacing )

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